Bobby Brown hit the stage with RBRM at the Essence Festival MainStage on Saturday night and used the opportunity to honor someone he misses very much. Before wrapping up the set, Brown made sure to remember his late daughter Bobbi Kristina with some touching words.
“I keep one of my kids right here with me,” Brown said revealing a pendant worn around his neck in her honor. “Her name is Bobbi Kristina.”
“I keep all of [my kids] close to my heart, but this one right here,” he added, “she stays around my neck and right there near my heart.”
In a candid moment, Brown became emotional reflecting on Bobbi Kristina, who passed away in 2015 just three years after the death of her mother, the late singer Whitney Houston. She was only 22.
“When I want to talk to my daughter, when I want to let her know how I’m feeling, I scream from a dome like this,” he explained.
The guitarist continued with a wicked solo to finish out their performance of “Roni” while Brown wiped tears from his eyes.
“I know I’m going to love her for the rest of my life,” he concluded, looking up at the sky.
Brown previously depicted his relationship with Bobbi Kristina in the two-part biopic The Bobby Brown Story. She would have been 26 years old today.